Texas Governor Rick Perry is now leaving the door open for a presidential run. Read below from AP:
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the longest serving chief executive in the state's history and a politician who has never lost an election, said Friday he will consider seeking the Republican nomination for president.
The outspoken conservative, who for months said he wasn't interested in running for the White House, said he will consider entering the race after the Texas Legislature adjourns Monday.
"I'm going to think about it," Perry said. "I think about a lot of things."
It was a stark reversal from his previous insistence that he would not seek the presidency, and one that could shake-up the GOP race. Perry would enter with unquestioned conservative bona fides and a proven fundraising record, adding a fresh voice to field narrowed by the decisions of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels not to run.
Look, Perry sees an opening. Mitch Daniels and Mike Huckabee are not running and Perry has the credentials to appeal to all three key parts of the conservative base (Main Street Republicans, Tea Party crowd, Evangelicals).
It makes sense that he would reconsider. One issue: Have you ever heard him talk? His voice literally sounds like George W. Bush. Plus he wears boots and is from Texas. Is the country ready for that so soon after “W” left? Not sure about that one.